James L.(Jimmy) Netto

Published 11:48 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2010

James L. (Jimmy) Netto of Kiln, passed away on July 19, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born November 14, 1951, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. James was employed by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department when he became ill. He also worked with North Shore Marina. Slidell, La.; Breath’s Marine, Bay St. Louis; St. Tammany Parish Fire Department; and Hancock County Fire Service. Mr. Netto was a member of the Louisiana Association of Arson Investigator’s; the MS Deputy Sheriff’s Association; and the MS Fire Fighter’s Association.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Myles Netto and Shirley Garcia Netto; his grandparents, Christian (Christy) and Ida Webre Netto; Arthur (Pat) and Annette McQueen Garcia and Esther Deschamp Garcia; and one nephew, David B. Netto, Jr.

He is survived by: his wife, Jameye R. Netto of Picayune; daughter, Tonya Lynn Netto Smith of McCalla, Ala.; son, Christopher Myles Netto of Hominy, Okla., step-daughter, Kathleen P. Duplessis of Picayune; two grandchildren, John and Justin Smith of McCalla; two sisters, Annette (Lavon) Pierce of Mapleton, Ga. and Barbara Netto of Picayune; two brothers, David (Jane) Netto of Prattville, Ala. and Mike Netto of Lumberton. James leaves to cherish his memory: special friends, Helen and James Lee of Picayune; his church family of Christian Life Assembly of God, Picayune; his co-workers of Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and his ever faithful dog; Sebastian. Other survivors include a niece, three nephews, aunts, uncles, and a host of cousins.

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There were no strangers in James’s life, only friends he had yet to meet. His greatest pleasure came from helping others. He helped many of his friends and neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Through his efforts to help his community, he made friends with people from all over the country.

James’ family would like to express their most sincere appreciation to Dr. Robert Hamilton, UMC; Dr. David Roberts; Mr. Kim Jones, West Hancock Fire and Rescue; Hospice Compassus, and his many friends who helped with his care during his last weeks.

Brother Darrell Worley will officiate the service, assisted by Brother Jeff Wicker and Brother Jeb Banashak.

Visitation will be Friday, July 23, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. in McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Turtleskin Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

A gathering of family and friends will be held after the services at The Pearlington Fire Department, West Division.

Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the internet page, www.mcdonaldfh.com.